Ordinary Starlet

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Thinking in clichΓ©s
As she jaywalks city streets she never
Drove through anyway
‘Cause the lights never turned green for her

Drinking galaxies
Through the straw of her peripheral she
Passes through the flume
Where a million other particles

Collide
Collide
The sparks have burnt the runners in
Her eyes
Her eyes
Are deeper than the drainage pipes
She rides
She rides
On not-so-magic carpets through
This life
Her life
An ordinary starlet who
Has never found an orbit
But refuses to burn out

Derelict parades
Of the ships she never anchored drift like
Ribbons in her braids
And cascade across her shoulder blades

Quiet escapades
Slither in beneath the burden of her
Unrequited days
‘Till the memories unbuckle and

Collide
Collide
The sparks have burnt the runners in
Her eyes
Her eyes
Are deeper than the drainage pipes
She rides
She rides
On not-so-magic carpets through
This life
Her life
An ordinary starlet who
Has never found an orbit
But refuses to burn out

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29 responses to “Ordinary Starlet

  1. Ordinary and yet extraordinary, sometimes when one has not excelled, a feeling of disappointment sets in but in the bigger picture that is life itself the flavour of one’s existence is much more appreciated than at first sight and a life that was thought to have been lacklustre was instead a truly worthwhile and meaningful reality…

    A lovely piece of poetry Vampire Weather, and I thank you for offering a high calibre poem with so many thought provoking realities… She was never ordinary in my way of thinking, but this is how poetry offers such a great variety of ideas πŸ™‚

    Androgoth

    • I agree. I wanted to pose the competing ideas of being a starlet and being ordinary. I believe that in a certain sense none of us are ordinary, and yet we are relatively equal. So I do not necessarily look down on the homeless man who begs or look up to the rich superstar. They are each valuable. Certainly people deserve recognition for their achievements but much of what makes people a “star” is public opinion. I wanted to depict this person as an ordinary citizen who is unique and amazing, but that it wasn’t necessarily obvious to the rest of the world. Thank you for your thoughts my friend!

  2. Another awesome writing. You will always be on the top of your followers list because the writing is awesome, never dull, and you add a slightly different creative style in every poem. Very deep as we are not only pulled into the thoughts, but the thoughts become our own in some way!

  3. I love the way where it flows …. I always admire u’re way of writing with such intensity that makes me feel all the emotions inside of it…. thank you for sharing this…

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